Expect Gems Galore at GIA Symposium
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is planning an unprecedented display of diamond jewelry and gemstones to celebrate their 80th anniversary this May 29th and 30th. Those attending the gala at the Carlsbad, California, headquarters will get to see some stunning pieces as well as almost 1,000 gems that will be on display at the GIA museum. Some gemstones, like the Steinmetz Sunrise diamond, will only be shown for three days, while other gemstones will be around until the fall season. The show promises to delight even jewelry and art aficionados with several jewelry designers and noted sculptors included in the show, along with their respective pieces.
Luscious Large Gemstones
Colored diamonds have been all the rage for a while, but when has the general public been able to see one over 100 carats? The Steinmetz Sunrise diamond is an intense yellow diamond that will be the feature at the symposium, and an once-in-a-lifetime thrill for viewers. However, that's not the only large gemstone to be featured. Attendees will also have the pleasure of seeing a 111-carat Burmese star sapphire.
Jewelry designer, Wallace Chan's creations will also grace the symposium show. Over 30 pieces that imitate living creatures while having a modern twist will be presented to the public on display. Vega jewelry by Robert Wan will also be included in the show featuring a jewelry set of culture pearls and diamonds consisting of a necklace, earrings, and a bracelet. The set has 111 Tahitian pearls and six carat worth of diamonds. The setting is 18k white gold. The necklace has luminous diamonds in the center that are said to be mounted to represent the Lyra constellation, whose main star is Vega. Along with the exceptional gemstones and jewelry, the show will include sculptures that showcase the lapidary arts.